|Oroonoko, or The Royal Slave - Aphra Behn|
LibriVox recording of Oroonoko, or The Royal Slave, by Aphra Behn. Read by Elizabeth Klett Aphra Behn was the first woman writer in England to make a living by her pen, and her novel Oroonoko was the first work published in English to express sympathy for African slaves. Perhaps based partly on Behn's own experiences living in Surinam, the novel tells the tragic story of a noble slave, Oroonoko, and his love Imoinda...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; novel; woman author; slave
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|Rip Van Winkle - Roy Trumbull|
This is the story of the man who falls asleep and awakens to a changed world 20 years later.The story of Rip Van Winkle is to be found in the Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon. Crayon attributes it to Diedrich Knickerbocker. Both Geoffrey Crayon and Diedrich Knickerbocker were the creatures of the actual author, Washington Irving. To this day, New Yorkers who claim the Dutch settlers of New Amsterdam as their ancestors are known as Knickerbockers.
Keywords: audio books; Rip Van Winkle; folklore; Washington Irving; children's stories
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|A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce|
LibriVox recording of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, by James Joyce. Read by Peter Bobbe. This is James Joyce's first novel, the semi-autobiographical story of a young Irish boy who struggles with family, country, and religion to become an artist and a man. (Summary by Peter Bobbe) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats or languages (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; joyce; kunstlerroman; coming of age; art
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|Whose Body? - Dorothy L. Sayers|
Librivox recording of Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers. Read by Kara Shallenberg and Kristin Hughes The novel begins with a telephone call to Wimsey from his mother, the Dowager Duchess of Denver, saying that her vicar’s architect has just found a dead body in his bath, wearing nothing but a pair of pince-nez. Whose body is it? Whodunnit? It’s up to Lord Peter to find out. (Summary by Kara and Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; mystery; Sayers; Lord Peter Wimsey
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